Every strong and thriving parish has solid and faithful committees that help build and maintain it. If you would like to be a part of these core groups, read over the descriptions below and contact us with any questions or inquiries.

Liturgical Committee

The Liturgy Committee is responsible for planning various liturgies throughout the year. It is also responsible for the decorations in the church and at the altar. In addition, it prepares the schedules for the servers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, cantors, organists and greeters.
Time required: Members of this committee attend a two-hour meeting the second Saturday of the month.
Committee Membership: Fran Chomel (Chair), Susan Kiefer, Maureen Holm, Debbie Barrett, Carol Hunter, Larry Hinkle, Erika Owen, Karen Lippincott, JJ Huber, Melissa Brumback, Deb Ripberger, Angela Fuller

Finance Committee

The Pastor appoints members of the Finance Council. Duties and responsibilities of this council include assisting and advising the Pastor concerning the administration of the parish as it pertains to financial matters. They help committees and groups prepare their budgets and they oversee the preparation of the parish budget. They oversee the preparation of the annual report for the parish and the archdiocese. The council members are skilled in financial and business matters. The Council has Canonical Status in the Code of Canon Law.
Time required: Meetings are held monthly or as needed.
Committee Membership: Pam Rader (Business Manager), Sue Barth (Principal), Steve Kiefer (Chair), Lindsey Keal (Secretary), Melissa Meyers, Paul Nobbe, Cindy Bernzott, Jim Rigling, Anne Hart

Property and Facilities Committee

This committee is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and repairs of all parish buildings and grounds. It is charged with the task of evaluating current needs with regard to parish properties, planning for future development and proper care and maintenance of all parish buildings and grounds. This is a working committee.
Time required: Meetings held on the second Thursday of the month or as needed.
Committee Membership: Dave Steinard (Head of Maintenance), Mark Pflum (Chair), Paul Nobbe (Secretary), Ken Eckerle, Louie Willhelm, Dave Pflum, Paul Martin, James Bischoff

School Commission

The Saint Gabriel School Commission exists to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ and to serve the Catholic Community of Fayette County through the catechetical message of word, worship, community, and service.

The Commission consists of the pastor, school principal, nine parishioners, and a representative from the PTSG (Parents and Teachers of Saint Gabriel School). Parishioners may become members of the Commission through a discernment process, which is held each spring. Terms are for a 3-year period. The Archdiocesan Education Commission and the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education support the Commission.

The roles of the School Commission include:
  1. Forming a mission statement, goals and objectives for the education ministry at Saint Gabriel Parish
  2. Budgeting for parish educational programs
  3. Employment of a school administrator
  4. Setting education policies in accordance with Archdiocesan policies.
The Commission meets the second Monday of each month, August through June. The exact time and location are published in the parish bulletin and school newsletter. The meetings are open and guests are welcome to attend. A person or delegation wishing to address the Commission may do so by contacting the Commission President or school principal at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Comments addressed to the Commission by a delegation will be limited to 10 minutes per meeting.